Maria J. Platanis is a registered nurse with a certification in Holistic Health Practice. She loves teaching vinyasa yoga. Her focus is to create an environment where the community can come together to find balance and support.
Ian C. Bonnema works in the construction industry and loves teaching Wall and Restorative yoga. He also enjoys strength building vinyasa classes. Service to the Community is fundamental to yoga practice.
Although Kelsey has been practicing yoga for years, she is new to the yoga teaching world, She recently completed her RYT 200 training in August 2020. She is passionate about vinyasa yoga and loves the sense of peace each practice brings her.
Malika is a 200hr Yoga Teacher Trainee of the
Kaivalya Method Program focusing on
Vinyasa, Chakra energy and alignment and Restorative practice. We welcome Malika to Tribe as an intern this semester.
Logan is a former collegiate swimmer who found her way to yoga through an injury. She slowly fell in love with the inner heat, the poses, and the yoga off the mat. She completed her 200 hr training in 2018 and teaching yoga became one of her deepest passions. She mostly teaches vinyasa based classes, restorative classes, and meditation.
Logan is a former collegiate swimmer who found her way to yoga through an injury. She slowly fell in love with the inner heat, the poses, and the yoga off the mat. She completed her 200 hr training in 2018 and teaching yoga became one of her deepest passions. She mostly teaches vinyasa based classes, restorative classes, and meditation. In 2020, she also became a SUP Yoga teacher, combining her first love of the water with yoga.
I often say that I’m an “accidental” yoga teacher. After 10 years of teaching fitness classes, my path to yoga started in 2000 when my Columbia YMCA supervisor convinced me to take a weekend teacher training program. I am so grateful that I said “yes,” because that weekend program sparked my passion to learn more about yoga and share
I often say that I’m an “accidental” yoga teacher. After 10 years of teaching fitness classes, my path to yoga started in 2000 when my Columbia YMCA supervisor convinced me to take a weekend teacher training program. I am so grateful that I said “yes,” because that weekend program sparked my passion to learn more about yoga and share what I had learned with others.
Since then, I have had the great fortune to study with many amazing teachers and have completed teacher certification programs with Holy Cow Yoga in 2003 and Carolina Yoga in 2009. I held an Anusara-Inspired certification from 2007 until April 2012, and am now a Yoga Alliance, RYT-500 certified teacher. In 2016, I became a certified Yoga Tune Up® teacher learning how to add therapy balls and corrective exercises in my yoga classes.
I teach an alignment-based yoga practice with an emphasis on taking the body through a full range of motion eliminating pain, strengthening musculature around the joints, and downregulating the nervous system. My goal as a teacher is to help you find freedom in your body and an enhanced sense of well being.
To create a yoga community that inspires its members to awaken, be present, and give back with loving kindness.
To serve the community with authenticity and loving kindness through offering yoga and wellness services and products.
All of our teachers are registered yoga teachers with Yoga Alliance each holding 200 hr. or higher certifications. Our primary area of study is alignment for strength and stability. As well, several of us have taken multiple workshops and or hold certifications in other specific areas of yoga such as Wall Yoga, Restorative and Yoga for Recovery.
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Yoga unites the mind, body, and soul in a way that eases tension, reduces inflammation, and promotes health and well being. Regular practice will help you reach improve and perfect poses, correct posture and positioning, and improve your breathing and outlook on life.
Yoga is a great way to improve your endurance in other physical activities. After a run, or heavy workout, yoga will help your body relax while stretching, strengthening, and lengthening the muscles you were just working on.
Yoga not only helps improve your body, but also helps with mindfulness and meditation. It is important to take a break from daily life in order to focus on yourself and get clarity. Focusing on your breath during practice is key to staying in tune with your mind and body.
804 Lady Street, Columbia, South Carolina 29201, United States
Monday – Friday: 8:00 am–8:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am–7:00 pm
Sunday: 9:00 am-7:00 pm